SC girl found dead, days after going missing

Faye Swetlik

The body of Faye Marie Swetlik 6 has been found. Her death is being ruled a homicide

He said they are treating this as a homicide. No arrests have been made in the case.

Cayce officials have not released details of her death.

State and federal law enforcement agencies have gotten involved in the search for a missing 6-year-old girl from SC.

At this time, investigators have not found any evidence that Faye was abducted, Snellgrove said. The neighborhood has been shut down by police in the last few hours with no one being allowed in or out, WIS TV reported.

Sometime around 3.45 pm, her family realised Faye was missing, he said.

Faye Marie Swetlik was last seen playing in her front yard last Monday.

Faye's information has been entered into NCIC as a missing person, officials said.

But during a press conference Wednesday morning, officers said the search area has been expanded.

Chief Snelgrove said that they hadn't completely ruled out the chance that Swetlic may have simply wandered away and was lost somewhere nearby.

The investigation is now focused on the neighborhood where Faye lives and the home she shares with her mother and grandmother.

"It is with extremely heavy hearts we're announcing we found a body the coroner identified as Faye Marie Swetlik", Cayce Department of Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove told reporters during a news conference. A deceased male also was found, police said. She got off the school bus which dropped her off in her neighborhood and was playing in front of her house on Londonberry Lane before she went missing, reports ABC7.

"Keep Faye, keep that name in your social media posts", Antley said. He said she could have hurt herself preventing her return. "Being a father myself I can't begin to speculate where my mind would be if I was in their shoes". Antley confirmed Thursday that the Chevy Trailblazer's driver has been identified, while the Silver sudan has not been identified. Investigators say they've gotten a good response from the public, and they're looking at videos and expanding on leads. City of Cayce Spokesperson Ashley Hunter asked that anyone in the Churchill Heights Neighborhood where Faye was last seen, to contact law enforcement if their homes are outfitted with any home security systems, like Ring. The number of searchers increased to more than 250 by Tuesday morning (local time), according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety.

The video also contains new pictures of Faye and the hotline for tips: 803-205-4444.

Please view and share this video. Officers have released a new video taken from a bus surveillance camera of the moment when the little girl got off the vehicle. Our investigators have yet to identify or interview the occupants'. She was last seen wearing polka dot boots and a black t-shirt with the word "Peace" written on it, stated the Cayce Department of Public Safety on Facebook.

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